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Thread: Need Help with a Vintage Canadian Sewing Machine

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    Need Help with a Vintage Canadian Sewing Machine

    Hello Everyone,
    Just wondering if anyone know's anything about Comrie Sewing Machine CC. I got this machine today for a steal of a price at 10$ and it seems to be in mint condition. Definitely needs a check up and a tuning but everything glides well when hand cranked. Not going to plug in until its looked at.

    From what little I can figure out this machine was made in Edmonton Alberta, and its a Comrie Model S115908

    The motor is a 110V Good Housekeeper Eureka Model E20.

    It has an attached "over head" light as well which connects with the motor/footpedal cord.

    The foot pedal is made in Toronto.

    Photos are attached and any information you might know about it would be greatly appreciated as I have not been able to find anything except it looks similar to a 1950's dress maker special.

    Thanks!

    Here is the main pictures
    below is the link to the flicker group with all the pictures.




















    http://www.flickr.com/photos/7484843...7629433955935/

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    Hmmm. With the decals missing, it's not mint condition. But, a good find nevertheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Hmmm. With the decals missing, it's not mint condition. But, a good find nevertheless.
    Oh silly me. Good point! That was just a bad choice of wording. Thanks for pointing it out and reminding me Candace!

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    sweet lil jewel even if her signage is missing. thanks for sharing
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    There link is info, manual links and a video: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t164361.html and you can post pics there too.

    Here is a link to one I cleaned up http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...r-t169127.html
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    Nice machine!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    There link is info, manual links and a video: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t164361.html and you can post pics there too.

    Here is a link to one I cleaned up http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...r-t169127.html

    Thank you so much Miriam! I just posted a couple pictures there to see if anyone can tell me any more information! It does seem like a 15 Clone for sure! And I love your Janie! She is just gorgeous!

    Thanks for those links!

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    cute machine and it is how it sews that really matters........us older ladies have a bit of wear on our decals but our hearts are in the right place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    us older ladies have a bit of wear on our decals but our hearts are in the right place.
    I like that!!!!
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    cute machine and it is how it sews that really matters........us older ladies have a bit of wear on our decals but our hearts are in the right place.
    What a lovely way to phrase it! Thank you.

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    I have never heard of the brand, but I believe Comrie's from Edmonton are the founders and owners of The Brick furniture store. I wonder if they had anything to do with the manufacturing of sewing machines. Comrie's son plays in the NHL.
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    Hi Snappy,
    Someone else had recently mentioned they might be the same family. There is a Comries Sewing Machine Store in Edmonton but their phone number never connects. All I get is a busy signal. It would be very interesting if it is the same family! Thanks for the information every little bit helps!

    Kallie

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    cute machine and it is how it sews that really matters........us older ladies have a bit of wear on our decals but our hearts are in the right place.
    My heart is still in the right place, and my decals are fair, but a lot of my attachments have sagged.
    Sweet Caroline

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